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Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
Prospect Research   Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009
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Prospect Research Institute Of Fundraising, Yorkshire, June 2009

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PPT presented by Finbar Cullen, ResearchPlus, to Institute of Fundraising, Yorkshire, in Leeds - 1st July, 2009

PPT presented by Finbar Cullen, ResearchPlus, to Institute of Fundraising, Yorkshire, in Leeds - 1st July, 2009

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  • 1. Institute of Fundraising, Yorkshire Region Prospect Research Finbar Cullen, ResearchPlus finbar@researchplus.co.uk www.researchplus.co.uk
  • 2. 10am – 12/12.30 • Trusts • Companies • People • Information that will help you to secure the support that you need • NB – you decide what we look at in the last part of today’s session
  • 3. • Resources – free and cost • Techniques • Where to get help • You cannot necessarily find the information [in the time available] • Know when to stop researching
  • 4. Online CDs DVDs Books magazines …and people
  • 5. You get to work help yourselves • Pen and paper • Go for a walk
  • 6. Ask a different person each time Someone I have talked to today knows: • Solicitor, stockbroker, financial adviser, accountant • trustee/correspondent/employee of a grant-making trust • Someone who works for a major employer (you define) • A wealthy philanthropist whose interests correspond with those of my/their charity • How to find the contact details of at least twenty people with an estimated personal wealth of £10 million or more • How to gain access to useful prospect research resources for free • No more than two supplementary questions • Something else that could help me
  • 7. What have you learnt? • Was that useful? • How can you build on what you have learned • Do you need to do this differently, prepare for it?
  • 8. What do I want to know? • Trusts • Companies • People • Information that will help you to secure the support that you need • Template – how much detail do you need, when? • Timetable • Know when to stop
  • 9. Books • Chris Carnie “Find the Funds” – DSC/CAF • Cecilia Hogan – “A Primer for Growing Nonprofits” - Jones and Bartlett Publishers • Nancy Eaglesham – “Researching Local Charities” – DSC (out of print)
  • 10. Companies • Interests – business and charitable – Interests of key people • Location(s) • Staff numbers and locations • Staff fundraising (matched?) • Contact people • Likely levels of support
  • 11. Companies • Companies House • Library databases/directories • Local newspapers/magazines – NewsCo • www.insidermedia.com, Yorkshire Business Insider, etc • Local Authorities, e.g. www.leedsliveitloveit.com – Leeds “around 100 plcs in the region and over 50 organisations which employ more than 500 people”. • Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP employs over 650 staff • DLA Piper global IT team is in Leeds • Sulzer Pumps (engineering firm), with over 350 employees • Northern Foods plc has around 11,000 employees nationally, and has its corporate headquarters in Leeds
  • 12. York and North Yorkshire Major Employers – June 2009 • Nestle – York • Norwich Union (Aviva) – York • Grampion Country Pork (Vion) – Malton • Covance – Harrogate • Portakabin (Shepherd Building Group) - York • Skipton Building Society & Homeloan Management Ltd – Skipton • McCain Foods – Scarborough • Plaxtons – Scarborough • Card Protection Plan – York • TSYS – York and Harrogate • Betty’s & Taylors – Harrogate • Engage Mutual – Harrogate • Wolseleys – Knaresborough • Systagenix – Skipton • Severfield Reeve Structures – Thirsk • R & R Ice Cream – Leeming Bar
  • 13. Libraries • Public Libraries on the Web • http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/ac940/web – Leeds – KnowUK, Who's Who and Who was Who, Business and Research Library, MINT – York – NewsUK, Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus, company information database in 2010? – Sheffield - CREDOreference, NewsUK, FAME
  • 14. Companies • Digital Look – directors shares, alerts, link for current annual report, etc – www.digitallook.com • Northcote Internet Ltd – annual reports, etc., (back to c 2000?) – www.northcote.co.uk • SCoRe (Search Company Reports) catalogue – lists company reports in UK libraries – www.score.ac.uk
  • 15. Companies • Plc company annual reports – Directors • Biographies, salaries, shareholdings, (dividends), incentive shares • Significant shareholders – Staff numbers – Future plans – Donations
  • 16. People People run companies People can be major donors
  • 17. People • MINT/FAME, ICC Plum, etc • KnowUK • Who’s Who online • Who’s Who in Charities • Online directories of grantmakers • Charity Commission, Guidestar UK, etc
  • 18. People • Name • Home address, telephone • Business address, telephone • Key interests – Business, philanthropic • Date of birth, family, commitments • Wealth • Who can introduce us?
  • 19. Trusts Grant Making Trusts • What do they fund? • Who set them up? • What are the trust’s future plans?
  • 20. Trusts • DSC • Caritasdata • FunderFinder • Charity Commission, England & Wales – www.charitycommission.gov.uk • Guidestar UK – http://guidestar.org.uk • Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator – www.oscr.org.uk • Isle of Man – www.gov.im/registries/courts/charities
  • 21. Trusts • Interests of the trust, trustees, staff • Accounts – Past recipients, amounts, revenue/capital • Application process • Future plans – Anticipated grant levels, etc
  • 22. Over to you • Start to research an individual or a company using the information provided • Is all of the information relevant? • What further checks are needed? • How can we secure support?
  • 23. What to look for People – Name – Home address, telephone – Business address, telephone – Key interests (business, philanthropic) – Date of birth, family, commitments – Wealth – Who can introduce us? – Anything else? Company – Name – Address, telephone – Line of business – Charitable interests – Possible level of support – Who can introduce us? – Anything else?
  • 24. • Those resources are all freely available • What other resources do you need? • Can you access them free? If not, how much might they cost?
  • 25. Finding out about resources • Books mentioned above – THINK Resource (was fResource) • www.thinkresource.org – Fundraising & Prospect Research • www.fundraisingresearch.info – ResearchPlus • www.researchplus.co.uk – Bentz Whaley Flessner • www.bwf.com
  • 26. Books, CD, DVD, online … • Keep and annotate books (and CD/DVDs?) • Online – updated, time limited
  • 27. Asking for help • Institute of Fundraising – Local groups – Researchers in Fundraising – Trusts/Statutory Fundraising • UK Fundraising – Forum • LinkedIn
  • 28. Online discussion groups • Prospect Research UK http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prospect-research-uk/ • UK trust and statutory fundraising (IoF) http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/trust_fundraising/ • Corporate Fundraising (IoF) http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/corporate_fundraising/ • Major Gifts Special Interest Group (IoF) M http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/mgsig/
  • 29. What have I missed out? Yorkshire Post – rich lists, top companies, Power and Pay, etc www.yorkshirepost.co.uk Dalesman – NB ex pats, as well www.dalesman.co.uk “Unpublished” grant-making trusts Factary – New Trust Update, www.factary.com Invisible Grantmakers - robert.pike@dial.pipex.com Business email addresses – try list vendors like MarketingFile - http://marketingfile.com The Direct Marketing Association www.dma.org.uk lists other suppliers TweetDeck and TweetBeep are some of the tools that can help you get the most from Twitter
  • 30. Thank you Finbar Cullen, ResearchPlus finbar@researchplus.co.uk www.researchplus.co.uk

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